u RLFANS.COM - The all-singing, all-dancing TV thread - Part Three WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - The all-singing, all-dancing TV thread - Part Three

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Sin Bin The all-singing, all-dancing TV thread - Part Three

Off-topic discussion.
Posted by El Barbudo on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:45 pm
El Barbudo User avatar
In The Arms of 13 Angels.
In The Arms of 13 Angels.

Reputation Points: 1
Rep Position: 314th / 78,043

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:28 pm
Posts: 14522
Location: Online
JerryChicken wrote:
They have had a plan to do the same in Birmingham for some years now and they have a similar plethora of now disused viaducts entering the city from all directions which nature has been left to reclaim - local residents in Deritend (for instance) have campaigned for a long time to be allowed up onto one disused viaduct in their district to reclaim it and allotment-ize it, to no avail at the moment, in the meantime nature is continuing with its job anyway and some decent sized young trees can now be seen on some of the raised railways :D

Just remembered from my 1990's days living in the East End ... The Greenway ... a walk along the top of one of Bazalgette's fantastic sewers.
It was pressed into use last year as one of the approaches to the Olympic Park.
I did wonder how many people knew that the bronze strip that crosses it is the line of the Greenwich Meridian or that the strange-looking building of fantastical gothic that you pass is actually Abbey Mills pumping station ... or even that they were walking along the top of a sewer !

There must be hundreds of locations and structures in Britain that could be greened-up oases at much lower cost than the squiliions it would take to build another bridge over the Thames.
Last edited by El Barbudo on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice.
Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality.
Posted by Chris28 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:46 pm
Chris28 User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 30
Rep Position: 285th / 78,043

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:52 pm
Posts: 17898
Location: Packed like sardines, in a tin
Seems to be doing a lot of programmes about architecture recently. I caught an oldish prog about Rogers last week and this week he was talking about Zaha Hadid. One thing I did notice is that he and architects talk a lot of guff.
2005 Challenge Cup

To reconcile respect with practicality, what is the optimum speed for a hearse?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cronus, Mild Rover, sally cinnamon and 60 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:

Return to The Sin Bin

or REGISTER for more features!.